Discover Conil de la Frontera old quarter
Conil is not just about beaches and having fun; its streets are full of history told through ancient towers and churches which extend above the orderly traditional white houses.
Sites of Interest: (Approximate distances from the Hotel Fuerte Conil–Costa Luz)
Puerta de la Villa (The Town Gate) (10 minutes on foot)
The archway of the Town Gate leads to the old walled area that has become one of the most symbolic sites of the town. It takes us to the narrow medieval lanes where truly indigenous traditions survive.
Santa Catalina Church (15 minutes on foot)
Dating from the 16th century and rebuilt in the 19th century with a curious combination of styles, today the Church presides over the square and gardens of the same name. At present it is used as an exhibition hall.
Torre Guzmán (15 minutes on foot)
Symbolic of Conil, and an essential part of the coat of arms, the 14th century tower was erected in the centre of the town on the orders of Guzman “The Good”.
Puerta de Cádiz (The gate of Cadiz) (15 minutes on foot)
Popularly known as the “Puerta Cai“, this was the former site of one of the four exits and entrances to the walled town.
Fishing port (1.30 h on foot, 40 minutes by bike and 10 minutes by car)
Take a look at the boats used for tuna fishing in the Almadraba (Andalucian tuna fishing technique) in the Port of Conil. Do not miss the fish auction.
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